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Floods a reminder to be prepared

If asked last year about the possibility of a flooding disaster in their area, North Georgia residents suffering through a drought would have passed it off as highly unlikely.

September 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Road Atlanta racers do a good turn for clinic

Drivers racing in this week's Petit Le Mans road race braked for a moment Wednesday to lend a hand to Good News Clinics in Gainesville.

September 23, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Saturday cleanup put off to Nov. 14

Saturday's planned districtwide cleanup effort has been postponed until Nov. 14 due to expected inclement weather.

September 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rabun Gap man gets 9 years for child porn

A Rabun Gap man was sentenced to more than nine years in federal prison this week on charges of receiving child pornography.

September 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Report: Staff-to-inmate sex abuse allegations up in federal system

Allegations of Federal Bureau of Prisons staff members committing sexual abuse and misconduct with inmates have more than doubled in the last seven years, a new government report says.

September 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Dawson drowning victim was European politician’s son

The Southern Catholic College student who drowned Monday while swimming in a Dawson County lake was the son of a former member of the European Parliament.

September 23, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Skaggs: It’s almost pumpkin time; Georgia has its share

If you spend any time traveling through Northeast Georgia this time of year, you are guaranteed to see pumpkins. In North Georgia, pumpkins are an integral part of the fall display of color. Go to most any fall festival, civic function, or town hall and you're sure to see a few pumpkins placed here and there as festive decoration.

September 23, 2009 | Billy Skaggs | Local


DNR’s Burgamy honored as top supervisor

Sgt. Mike Burgamy of the Gainesville office of Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division has been chosen as the DNR's Supervisor of the Year.

September 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Cleanup to aid code compliance has been postponed

Volunteers and government officials will work together Nov. 14 to tidy up neighborhoods in commission District 4.

September 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Officials say ACORN has 1 state contract

Georgia leaders say they are checking state contracts to make sure no state funds are going to the Association for Community Organizations for Reform Now or its affiliates.

September 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall is Georgia's 11th-most populous county

Even in the middle of a recession, the population in surrounding counties has continued to grow.

September 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hearing set on school board candidate’s eligibility

A hearing Friday will determine whether longtime Gainesville school board member Kelvin Simmons can remain a candidate in this fall's school board election.

September 22, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local agencies help other flooded areas

Hall County was spared much of the flooding that other metro Atlanta counties suffered Monday, but a few area agencies were called upon to help hard-hit areas elsewhere.

September 22, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rain likely to boost Lanier to 1,068.5 feet, corps says

So close, yet so far away - that's Lake Lanier's full pool.

September 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students learn the science of speed

Samuel Martinez stayed home from school sick Monday, but the World Language Academy fifth-grader made sure he got better by Tuesday.

September 22, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Commercial land sees biggest increase in tax valuations this year

Hall County has now mailed residential, commercial, industrial and agriculture property tax assessments, but most land and building owners will not see any change in valuation this year.

April 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Party rental space, mobile home relocation on planning committee agenda

With restaurants, auto mechanics and small retail shops - among many others - already operating along Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, the busy thoroughfare crossing between predominantly Latino neighborhoods is one of the most diverse business districts in all of Hall County.

April 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Boat titles bill never advanced in 2015 General Assembly

A bill requiring boat titles never left the Georgia House in the recently ended legislative session, but the issue won't drop off the radar for lake advocates.

April 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Veterans resource and career expo set for Thursday in Cornelia

The Georgia Department of Labor is holding a resource and career expo for veterans and other job seekers this Thursday in Cornelia.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Bear on the Square goes on rain-and-shine

For the past 10 years Jeff McWaters has attended the annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, which was held on the historic Dahlonega square over the weekend. The two-day festival was rain-or-shine, and this year vendors and visitors had the chance to experience both.

April 19, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Class Notes: Barrow County assistant superintendent joining Gainesville schools as CFO

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel will be working with Chris Griner again.

April 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Churches put together 30,000 meals as part of feeding ministry

Area churches gathered Sunday to put their faith into action by pouring out and packaging some 30,000 meals as part of a global feeding ministry.

April 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Applications open for NGCF Community Impact Grants

The North Georgia Community Foundation is accepting applications for its 2015 Community Impact Grants.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Tornado watch in effect for area until 3 p.m.

Heavy thunderstorms are moving through North Georgia today, with Hall County and the rest of the region under a tornado watch until 3 p.m.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville’s budget solid, future less clear

The consensus among the Gainesville City Council is that the proposed 2016 fiscal year budget, unveiled by City Manager Kip Padgett on Thursday, is in good shape.

April 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flight center honors late instructor at ceremony

Family and co-workers of the Lanier Flight Center instructor who died after an October plane crash honored the passionate aviator Saturday in the most fitting way: teaching people to fly.

April 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Parents say ‘no’ to state milestones test

It's arguably a question of parental rights.

April 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Laurel Park hosts Five Points of Life Kids marathon

Gainesville is the newest of the 10 cities in Florida, Georgia and Alabama to host the Five Points of Life Kids marathon. The Five Points of Life Foundation, started by LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, hosted the marathons as a fun way to get kids active. Participants walk or run 25 miles over a specified amount of time logging their distance as they go.

April 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Incidents put new focus on security in Hall courtrooms

Like their adult counterparts, juvenile offenders can pose potential threats for deputies working to secure the Hall County Courthouse.

April 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Water wars’ latest chapter is big legal affair

Typically, the real legal maneuvering begins once a lawsuit is filed.

April 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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